Journal: News & Comment

Thursday, February 26, 2004
# 9:36:00 AM:

Listen to the man

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If anyone can give good advice about writing fiction, it's Elmore Leonard (via Jason Kottke). Much applies to any writing, especially:

If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.

Bad writing tries to be clever. Good writing is, on average, invisible.

By the way, if you ever wondered what happened to Steve Burns from Blue's Clues, read this Paul Ford interview and discover how his image was re-invented by conscious manipulation of the media.


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